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Faith schools at the centre of school admissions cheating

January 12, 2022
Faith schools at the centre of school admissions cheating

Misrepresenting religious belief or commitment has again been found to be the most common way school admission rules are cheated, inviting further opprobrium about the use of religiously selection admission arrangements by some faith schools.

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Accord welcomes Simon Barrow as its new Chair

January 4, 2022
Accord welcomes Simon Barrow as its new Chair

The writer, commentator, public policy analyst and practical theologian, Simon Barrow, has today been announced as the Accord Coalition’s new Chair.

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Diocese frustrates parents seeking to access secondary schools outside of the faith

December 9, 2021
Diocese frustrates parents seeking to access secondary schools outside of the faith

A Catholic Diocese has succeeded in getting the Office of the Schools Adjudicator to prevent families at one of its primary schools having an enhanced chance of accessing a local non-faith secondary.

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Guernsey maintains teacher discrimination laws after pressure from local Catholic Diocese

November 13, 2021
Guernsey maintains teacher discrimination laws after pressure from local Catholic Diocese

Efforts in Guernsey to extend religious discrimination protections to teachers working and applying for jobs at faith schools have been dashed after the local Catholic Diocese threatened to close it local schools.

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Church of England Diocese supports inclusive admissions for its Voluntary Controlled schools

November 12, 2021
Church of England Diocese supports inclusive admissions for its Voluntary Controlled schools

The Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich has lent its support to a Suffolk County Council proposal to set religiously inclusive admission arrangements for local faith based Voluntary Controlled schools.

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